The Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture
Eugene J. McCarthy Lectureship Established for Public Policy Center
"I am hopeful that this challenge may alleviate this sense of political helplessness and restore to many people a belief in the processes of American politics and of American government."
The annual public lectureship carries McCarthy's deep commitment to the ideals and principles of democratic self-government. It seeks to inspire a new generation of young people to pursue fresh ideas, to challenge the status quo, to effect positive change in their communities and, like McCarthy himself, to lead with honesty, integrity, and courage.
The Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy & Civic Engagement
is proud to announce:
The 6th annual
Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture
with Tom Brokaw
A journalistic icon whose trusted insights change the way we think about the world, Tom Brokaw has traveled the globe to cover elections, summits, political turmoil, war, the climate crisis and major news stories of every description. Even after stepping aside from two decades at the helm of NBC Nightly News, Tom Brokaw is now more engaged than ever in finding stories that show the strength, perseverance and courage of people not only here at home but around the globe. From the turmoil of the Vietnam War and the fall of the Berlin Wall to the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan and the hallowed ground of Normandy where he interviewed President Obama during the anniversary commemoration of D-Day, Brokaw has the journalistic acumen and global experience to help us make sense of the complex stories of our times. Brokaw enlightens audiences with his observations on the state of the U.S. and the world, providing unmatched analysis on the important political headlines, economic challenges and social issues in the news-and the people behind the headlines. Known and beloved for his landmark work in American journalism and his New York Times best sellers which include The Greatest Generation and Boom!, Brokaw now turns his attention to the challenges that face America in the new millennium and offers reflections on how we can restore America's greatness in his new book, The Time of Our Lives: A Conversation About America.